“As a black woman with ambitions to work in corporate law, I’ve often felt like an impostor because I didn’t feel fully supported and understood in the workplace. However, these feelings were changed each time a woman stepped in to lift me up and remind me that I did belong. Imara Roose is a community of women that plays this role, a support for black and brown girls to approach their lives knowing that they belong in whatever spaces they desire to be in.”
Eunice Ahaghotu is a former business operations manager with experience in human resources, personnel management, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Eunice is currently pursuing her dual J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she serves as an associate editor for the Law Forum Journal and a student attorney for the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Additionally, she works with the University of Baltimore Black Law Students Association, creating programming designed to increase the number of culturally responsible attorneys who succeed personally and professionally. Off campus, she works part-time as a legal assistant for the Public Housing Real Estate practice of a nationally recognized law firm. Through her legal studies, Eunice has learned to effectively advocate for others, research and synthesize information, and communicate facts in an interesting, persuasive, and concise manner for multiple audiences. Eunice is excited to utilize these skills to serve Imara Roose and further the program’s goals and mission.
Eunice is a first generation Nigerian American raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. Eunice’s Nigerian heritage has played a pivotal role in shaping her values, morals, and overall identity as a woman. Watching her parent’s resilience to create quality lives for their children constantly reminds her to not take opportunities for granted. Eunice received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Towson University. She is now a distinguished scholar with the Royal Graham Shannonhouse Honor Society and will graduate with her J.D./M.B.A.